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This is Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus, with a handpicked weekly roundup of eCommerce articles.
Maria has written an excellent guide on how to add additional options to your single product pages.
If you sell products that can be customized or personalized then you’ll need a quick and easy way to let customers provide additional details with their order.
You can add fields to your product pages that customers can use to add notes, make special requests, or let you know how they’d like to have their product personalized.
In this tutorial, she’ll explain how you can use the free Product Addons for WooCommerce plugin to add custom fields to your product pages.
Read our Product Addons for WooCommerce guide
Every store tends to have a Frequently asked Questions page. And if you don't, you should!
Rank Math have published an excellent guide on taking FAQs to the next level by adding specific schema which will be picked up by Google's search results.
It shows how this rich snippet data is indexed and is boosted within the results.
All of this can be achieved with the free Rank Math SEO plugin. We've previously written a guide to WooCommerce SEO which uses this.
Learn how to implement FAQs schema on your own site
Baymard published an interesting article last week on product galleries on mobile. They observed that using only dot indicators or text to represent the existence of additional product images within the main image gallery caused some users to miss the very product images they were looking for, while others had difficulty interacting with the indicator dots.
On many sites, the desktop version will use thumbnails to indicate additional gallery images but switch to dot indicators or text on their mobile site.
Baymard concluded that this was a mistake and it's better to stick to thumbnails even on smaller screen sizes.
See more detail on Baymard's blog
I've been mentioning how good WooSesh was in previous newsletters. WooSesh was a virtual conference for anyone who builds or runs WooCommerce stores.
I'm delighted that they released three of the talks for free, as two of them really caught by eye.
They are The Future of WooCommerce Stores by Chris Lema, and What I Learning Optimizing 20 WooCommerce sites by Luke Cavanagh.
They're both well worth a watch.
Check out the Future of WooCommerce Stores
You might be already familiar with Mixkit. It's a free stock library of various assets for all kinds of creative projects.
It started with free stock artwork, and quickly developed further to include free stock video, and now it also includes music.
Although most of us primarily work on the web, there are countless ways where assets like this are useful such as creating tutorial videos.
Be sure and check the licensing terms for each kind of stock type, they're typically pretty open about usage but it's always important to read the small print.
Check out Mixkit
Finally, coming soon to CommerceKit, which is part of our Shoptimizer WooCommerce theme - Order Bump statistics. See right on the dashboard how many additional sales and extra revenue the feature has generated for your store.
Check out a screenshot of how it will look.
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Colm and Simon from CommerceGurus